LizardFS Overview

What is LizardFS?

Software Defined Storage LizardFS is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on many servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems. SDS LizardFS makes files secure by keeping all the data in many replicas spread over available servers. It can also be used to build space-efficient storage, because it is designed to run on commodity hardware. Disk and server failures are handled transparently without any downtime or loss of data. If storage requirements grow, it's possible to scale an existing SDS LizardFS installation just by adding new servers _ at any time, without any downtime. The system will automatically move some data to newly added servers, because it continuously takes care of balancing disk usage across all connected nodes. Removing servers is just as easy as adding a new one.

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Orange Polska, Platige Image, United State Department of Agriculture, Virtu Financial

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Lead solution architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
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Providing relatively cheap NAS solution with great scale-out functionality.
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Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
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There is an automated built-in failover mechanism, but you must build it yourself if you have no support contract in place.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure to test LizardFS under real-world workloads and have a look if it works well enough for your needs. So far, I found it to be the best distributed storage solution I ever worked with. You should also make sure that you define in which cases a failover of the master server shall happen and how it should happen. Furthermore you should save yourself the trouble by building your own HA construct. I highly recommend to at least have a look at their commercial HA solution.
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